RYA Coastal Skipper Course

yacht master coastal Advanced skippering techniques for yachtsmen and women with considerable knowledge of sailing and navigation, wanting to undertake coastal passages by day and night.

Coastal Skipper is for the experienced skipper and can lead to a RYA/MCA examination for Yacht Master Coastal and commercial endorsement if you wish, which means that you can be a professional skipper.

You will learn advanced skippering and sailing skills as well as customs and other international regulations.

We normally try to sail overnight to a distant harbour to practice these advanced skills. Although most people pass the course it is very intense. Successful students are taught to skipper a yacht on coastal passages by day and night.

So, do you think that you are good enough..?


Pre-course Experience:
15 days, 2 days as skipper, 300 miles, 8 night hours.
Assumed Knowledge:
Boat handling to the standard of Day Skipper and navigation to shorebased Coastal.
Minimum Duration:
5 days.
Minimum Age:
17
Course Content:
Passage planning
Preparation for sea
Pilotage
Passage making and ability as skipper
Yacht handling under power
Yacht handling under sail
Adverse weather conditions
Emergency situations
Ability after the course:
Able to skipper a yacht on coastal passages by day and night

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